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Protesting in India

India has been the homeground to a number of unique methods of protesting. Of course, the traditional protests of burning effigies, walk-outs, sit-outs, stand-ins still continues, but over the course of time new methods have evolved.

Gandhiji started it with his Satyagrahas, Salt March and hunger fasts.
Hunger fasts have been transformed from an event where one individual fasts until his demands have been met or he has died to a relay fast where protesting members take turns in fasting for a few hours. 
Every year, Valentine's Day is a struggle between right wing nut cases trying to teach "Indian culture" to the masses and a bunch of people trying to out-West the West in Public Displays of Affection. This year's struggle resulted  in the the Consortium of Pub-going, Loose and Forward Women sending pink underwears to a right-wing group which was against Public Displays of Affection.

Now, the Kannada Chalavali Vatal Paksha president, has challenged the Governor, Chief Mini…